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ERIC Number: ED455497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Pages: 12
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Diversity and Synergy? The International Context of the English Literacy Strategy.
Beard, Roger
This paper builds upon the "Review of Research and Other Related Evidence" that was commissioned for the government of the United Kingdom's National Literacy Strategy and also upon a subsequent review of international research evidence on children's writing. The paper suggests how "synergy" (combined effect) may be created by linking previously diverse research areas to established thinking in literacy education, to inform policy and practice. It states that synergy reflects the gains from considering what Declan Kibberd referred to at the beginning of the conference as "not either...or..." but "both...and...." Four research areas are discussed in the paper: school effectiveness research; reading process research; overseas reading pedagogy research; and writing research. The paper suggests that the National Literacy Strategy may be seen as an example of international research and scholarship influencing policy and practice in a distinctly productive way (see also Beard and Willcocks, 2001). Contains 45 references. (NKA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom